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TOWNSEND — Wireless Zone is once again partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign and will feature collection bins at its Townsend store during the upcoming holiday season. The Toys for Tots campaign delivers new toys during Christmas to less fortunate children in every community it serves. Toys can be dropped off at the Wireless Zone located at 18 Main St, Unit R-1 Townsend, until Dec. 15.

“We encourage each of our customers to bring a donation with them on their next visit to Wireless Zone,” said Marcie Shay, Wireless Zone Franchisee. “When customers walk through our door with a toy in their hand, we feel proud to be the place they come to donate gifts. It’s a moment for us just as much as it will be for the children who receive the gifts on Christmas morning, and we look forward to helping make this year’s Toys for Tots campaign the most successful one yet.”

In 2016, Wireless Zone contributed to the millions of toys that Toys for Tots distributed to less fortunate children nationwide with the goal of delivering a message of hope to our young generations. In addition to collecting toys, the organization accepts monetary donations. Marine Toys for Tots is also listed as a top charity in the Philanthropy 400 and was accredited by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance in 2015.

Despite the success of Wireless Zone’s 2016 Toys for Tots support campaign, the need only continues to grow. With more than 15 million American children now living below the poverty line, donations are even more critical during the 2017 holiday season. Toys for Tots is aiming to break last year’s donation record through expanded partnerships with community-minded organizations like Wireless Zone.

Suggested donations include books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, bath gift sets, board games and electronics.